Announcing Sanford In-Network with BCBS and BCN for Detox Treatment

BCBS and BCN serving more peopls

Serving a wider range of patients with BCBS and BCN.


[Grand Rapids, Michigan 06/09/22] – As part of its full continuum of care, Sanford Behavioral Health provides medical detox treatment for our patients. We are proud to announce we are now in-network with BCBS and BCN for detox services. According to the Milliman Research Report (August 13, 2020), 23% of adults 18 or over have a mental health condition or substance use disorder. In response, Sanford is able to serve a wider range of patients with BCBS and BCN in-network benefits. And we are also able to reduce costs for those individuals, removing barriers to treatment.


“We are excited to serve Blue Cross and Blue Care Network members for detox services at the Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus. We are fortunate to have such a great partner to work with on combatting the addiction crisis happening in America.”  Alec Green, Sanford Behavioral Health Managing Director


Now in-network with BCBS and BCN!


Why Detox at Sanford with BCBS and BCN?

Detoxification (detox) is the process of safely ridding the body of alcohol and/or drugs and managing the resultant withdrawal symptoms. Our Detox Treatment Center is located 12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, at the Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus. At this level of care, safe detox is the primary goal. However, we also provide individual and group therapy during detox. And our medically monitored programs are backed by a multidisciplinary medical and clinical team.


Our Team

The Detox Treatment Center is staffed by Sanford’s Chief Medical Officer, Chief Operations Officer, registered and/or licensed practical nurses, medical assistants, licensed physicians, clinicians, dietitians, and case managers. Sanford Chief Medical Officer, Gilbert Masterson, M.D., oversees all medical interventions at the Detox Center and he provides an important segue for patients moving from detox to other levels of care within the continuum.


“Our commitment is to offer outstanding recovery services in Michigan and beyond. We are very pleased we can now offer detox services to Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network members. At Sanford, we want to see our patients succeed and create a better life for themselves in recovery. Our clinical and medical team ensures that our patients have a safe and comfortable withdrawal from drugs/alcohol. It’s a rigorous experience, but well worth achieving.” Dr. Gilbert (Al) Masterson, Sanford Behavioral Health Chief Medical Officer


Our Restorative Setting

Sanford Detox Center provides a beautiful space in which to heal. To that end, our restored mid-century modern facility has restful colors, original artwork, and comfortable furniture. The shared spaces encourage community when wanted and tranquil solitude when needed. Sanford Detox Center is the ideal environment for:

  • Therapeutic and educational activities
  • Cultural and/or spiritual activities
  • Delicious meals and sociable mealtimes
  • Quiet pursuits such as reading, knitting, and journaling
  • Safe sleeping and hygiene accommodations (based on gender, age, and needs)
  • A fresh start in recovery.


The mission at Sanford Behavioral Health is to elevate the effectiveness and availability of treatment for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders, eating disorders, and mental health conditions. In that regard, our partnerships with insurance providers such as BCBS and BCN go a long way to serving a wider range of patients all over the state of Michigan and beyond.



Sanford Behavioral Health is licensed and accredited as an addiction, eating disorder, and co-occurring mental health treatment facility, serving all of Michigan and beyond. Each of Sanford’s facilities in Greater Grand Rapids is carefully and diligently crafted to create a welcoming and comforting environment. Sanford is led by a psychiatrist-led team of medical, clinical, and support personnel providing medication-assisted, evidenced-based treatment to residential, outpatient, and telehealth patients. For more information, visit